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  • Fire at nuclear plant in Japan

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 July, 2007 at 20:44

    Straight from the Guardian: Read more >

    A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at one of the world's most powerful nuclear plants and turning buildings into piles of lumber. At least seven people were kil...
  • How to save the climate - HK style

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 July, 2007 at 13:50 2 comments

    How to save the climate, Hong Kong style. Greenpeace China has released a (bi-lingual) version of our "How to save the climate" brochure specifically for Hong Kong. One thing I enjoy about working for an international organization is seeing how the different national offices adapt things fo... Read more >

  • Existing tech could save us 20% electricity

    Blogpost by eoin - 13 July, 2007 at 15:54 1 comment

    Europe

    Guess what: According to the EU's Join Research Centre, Europeans could be saving 20% on household electricity consumption and CO2 emissions right now, using only common sense and currently available technologies. And phasing-out the incandescent ligh... Read more >

  • Windmill. Here's a story that someone sent me today, and I've since been piecing together from various websites. William Kamkwamba (who lives in Malawi) left school at age 14 because his parents couldn't afford the fees. Instead, he learned about electricity ... Read more >

  • Life after Live Earth

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 July, 2007 at 22:07 4 comments

    I'll admit it. I'm suffering a bit of post Live Earth depression. It's a bit like "post holiday depression", which is a well known medical phenomona that I am not making up. According to Mental Health America, "Many factors can cause the 'holiday b... Read more >

  • Greenwashing, Bluewashing and much rain in Geneva

    Blogpost by Andrew - 9 July, 2007 at 21:43 1 comment

    Another update from straight talking policy adviser Daniel:

    Last week was not a good one to be a tourist in Geneva. It was raining cats and dogs and as a private individual you could not get a tour of the United Nations headquarters. This beautiful bui... Read more >

  • Congo timber ship blocked

    Blogpost by Jamie - 6 July, 2007 at 20:50 3 comments

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    For the past couple of days, a group of Greenpeace climbers have been perched on top of a set of cranes in the port of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast. As well as admiring a no-doubt magnificent view, they're also preventing a ship unloading ... Read more >

  • 7 steps towards and energy revolution

    Blogpost by Andrew - 3 July, 2007 at 16:23 1 comment

    erezinepic01b.gif This is a big week for the climate. According to the Live Earth website, 2 billion people are going to watch their concerts. That's awe inspiring. After the show, millions, even hundreds of millions, are going to be wondering, "what more can I do?... Read more >

  • New Greenpeace flag designed by supporter

    Blogpost by brianfit - 29 June, 2007 at 19:16 12 comments


    Karen Guy holds up our old flag (top) and our new flag

    Greenpeace has a new flag! We asked folks to submit their designs, made a selection, and then put the final contestents out to a vote at our discussion forum, Louder than Words.

    It was a tough dec... Read more >

  • The Yesmen, corporate pranksters (with a conscience) par excellence, have done it again with their unique and often hilarious brand of identity correction - this time nailing climate criminal numero uno ExxonMobil. They sneaked in to an oil industry c... Read more >

  • Coal industry put on notice

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 June, 2007 at 20:54 2 comments

    The latest Platts International Coal Report ran a story about our work in Asia. Although I wouldn't call the article "favorable", it's always great to see an industry publication covering our work, and they did give fair comment to Greenpeace staff. ... Read more >

  • Cool climate annimations

    Blogpost by Andrew - 25 June, 2007 at 19:31 1 comment

    The winner was also really good (watch it here), but I like this one about elephants. (Can't go wrong with elephants I always say.) More climate animations here. Lots of good ones, though sadly lacking in the animated elephant department. Read more >

  • Greenpeace, history, and T-shirts

    Blogpost by brianfit - 24 June, 2007 at 14:10 8 comments

    David McTaggart and Steve Sawyer, circa 1986

    We had a big party Friday night to mark Steve Sawyer’s departure from Greenpeace after nearly 30 years of service to The Firm. We put an invitation out to the diaspora of Greenpeace staff that Steve has k... Read more >

  • San Francisco goes for smart energy

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 June, 2007 at 18:30 5 comments

    From the Sacramento Bee:

    The city plans eventually to have at least 51 percent of its electricity supplied by renewable sources of energy -- compared to about 13 percent for PG&E today. Those new sources could include a wind farm in Solano County, geothermal power from the desert, solar panels in the city's sunny southeast section and even wave power supplied by the Pacific Ocean.

    A much more aggressive energy efficiency program would also play a role.

    City officials and analysts believe that San Francisco can dramatically boost its use of renewable energy and still get its power for less than residents are paying now. One big reason: municipal bonds. The city can borrow money with low, tax-free interest rates not available to the private utilities.

    That cheap money might be able to jumpstart renewable energy projects that otherwise would never get off the ground. Most such projects have high upfront costs and then fairly minimal costs to operate.

    This is a plan Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and other groups have been pushing for a while. It's called "Community Choice Aggregation". Read more >

  • Air travel and climate change

    Blogpost by Andrew - 21 June, 2007 at 14:18 4 comments

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    This one kind of slipped by me, but Greenpeace UK did a cool thing a couple days ago. The set up booths at airports and gave away free train tickets. Read more >

    Over the past hour or so, impromptu ticket exchange booths have been appearing in airports across the...

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